AAEC 2017 Annual Convention, Hoffstra University, Hampsted, New York


Membership Guidelines

There are 5 membership categories for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements for one of the following categories, and whose work has been reviewed and approved by the AAEC Board, may become members.

Regular - To be eligible for Regular membership, an editorial cartoonist must be a legal resident or citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico, and must publish editorial cartoons that appear on a regular basis in any regularly updated, recognized forum.

Retired - To be eligible for Retired membership, an editorial cartoonist must be a legal resident or citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico, and must be retired from publishing editorial cartoons that appeared on a regular basis in any regularly updated, recognized forum.

Student - Any enrolled student of a college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico who produces editorial cartoons on a regular basis for a regular college newspaper may be eligible for Student membership.

Associate - Any citizen or resident of the United States, Canada or Mexico who is not a cartoonist but has a professional interest in the field of editorial cartooning may be eligible for Associate Membership.

International - Any person or cartoonist of any citizenship or nationality with a professional interest in editorial cartooning who does not meet the qualifications of Regular or Associate membership may be eligible for International Associate Membership.


Membership Application

All applications must be accompanied by payment for the first years dues:
Membership Level Annual Dues
Regular $150
Retired $60
Student $50
Associate $150
International $50

To apply for membership, please fill out our online application.

After you have completed the application, please submit the following:

  1. Three tearsheets or other reproductions of your current work to verify actual publication of the submitted work.

Mail to:
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
PO Box 5826
Cary, NC 27512

Or Email to:

Subject Line: Membership Application

Applications will be reviewed by the AAEC Board of Directors and upon their approval you will become a member. Members will receive a membership directory and the Notebook, and may vote during the annual business meeting (Associate and Student memberships do not include voting privileges).

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